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For years, Lily Shayne had been in Love with Maximillian. He is however, not only her brother's best friend, but also his boss. And currently dating a very attractive model! What's more, Lily is about to spend the summer working for him. How on earth can she keep her emotions to herself and continue as if her life were normal? obooko.
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Lily laughed at something David said as her eyes slid past his shoulder at the polished dark green Jaguar that slid up next to the curb and she groaned. She was never one on attracting attention but there would be plenty with that car. If it wasn't the car that attracted the attention, as soon as the six foot four Irishman got out, heads really began to turn.
Maximilian King had everything going for him. Besides being disgustingly rich, he was handsome, sexy and gave off such a seductive presence that every woman within eyesight swivelled their heads in his direction as if some unseen force called to them.
Just like her.
She hated herself for it because she fell so easily in that trap. Yet watching him now, she really shouldn't be so hard on herself. He was utterly gorgeous to look at and she was more susceptible to his magnetism because she had known him forever. You'd think she would have built up some sort of immunity over a period of time. Isn't that what happened when exposed to something over and over again? Yet, the more she thought about it, the more she knew there was no such cure for what she had.
It wasn't just women that fell at his feet. Men were attracted to his charisma like a magnet because he wore his success like a neon sign. Most successful people were easily recognized by the cut and cost of their suits, but Max didn't need that, he had a certain poise and self confidence that told others that even if he were dressed in a sack.
To prove her point David noticed him immediately after he followed her gaze to the car. -What is it? He said turning his head, -Wow, nice car. He paused, -Is he looking at you?
-Yes, he's my brother's boss and apparently my ride home. Obviously Luke couldn't make it and Max took it upon himself to pick her up. David released a startled ?wow' when he spotted Max. Lily knew right then and there that David recognized him. Who wouldn't? Maximilian King was no stranger around here. The library of the college she attended was named after his family and there was a framed picture of them near the entrance. His father was filthy rich and Max had followed in his footsteps setting up his own fortune five hundred company that had created cutting edge communication devices and he was known to have the Midas touch in everything he invested in.
Her brother, Luke and he had gone to high school, college and eventually university together. Max got a MBA and her brother received a degree in finance and now ran Max's top communications company as his number one man.
She frowned as a young lady stopped and said something to him causing him to grin at her.
Wasn't any female resistant to his charisma?
She fumed as the she giggled and went on her way, but not without a flirtatious wave of her fingers. Maybe she wouldn't be so angry if he had flashed her that sinful grin every now and then. Instead she only got the smiles that were reserved for the little sister of a good friend.
-Your brother works for him? That's Max King, isn't it? Wow he's much taller than I thought. David saw with apparent awe.
She shrugged and guided her eyes to David's face that was now filled with wonder, -Yes it is. And sexy, gorgeous, heart-stopping, she thought to herself, nothing like the man standing in front of me. David wasn't ugly by any means, but he was no Max King.
Though she really couldn't fault David, not many men were gifted like Max was. At least in her eyes.
-Wow. He said again. -You never said anything.
Annoyed, Lily tilted her head at him, -It wasn't important. Already she could see the interest in David's eyes at the prospect of getting to know Max so he would hopefully have a job for the summer as an intern. She felt a sinking in the pit of her stomach knowing that he was already lost to her. If anyone had Max's name on their resume they were guaranteed a job anywhere.
Somehow she was hoping he was different. All her life it was the same story. Just because they were friends with the Kings, people pretended to like them in hopes of getting close to the money.
-Of course not. David brought his attention back to her realizing his mistake and trying to recover, -I just didn't realize that you had such wealthy friends.
-He's my brother's boss, that's all. She lied sparing a glance at the arrogantly handsome tall man who was now leaning against his car waiting patiently for her. He was in a totally relaxed pose with the first two buttons of his black silk shirt undone, his long legs crossed at the ankles and his hands in the pockets of his dark grey slacks. Currently, his attention was on something off to her left. Then he lifted his arm and spared a glance at the gold and platinum Rolex on his wrist, checking the time.
It wasn't that he was impatient or anything like that, because if he wanted to leave, he would have just told her.
Even after all of the years she had known him, he still affected her. It didn't help that he was devilishly striking with his dark Irish looks and grey eyes, impeccable taste in designer suits and had the sexual magnetism of an Alpha male in his prime.